Prednisone and Shortness of breath - from FDA reports


Summary

Shortness of breath is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Spiriva, and have Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This review analyzes which people have Shortness of breath with Prednisone. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 247,408 people who have side effects when taking Prednisone from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Oct, 19, 2017

247,408 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 14,446 people (5.84%) have Shortness of breath


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Shortness of breath?

Time on Prednisone when people have Shortness of breath *:

  • < 1 month: 55.17 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.7 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.15 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.75 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.15 %
  • 10+ years: 1.8 %

Gender of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 62.09 %
  • male: 37.91 %

Age of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.2 %
  • 2-9: 0.39 %
  • 10-19: 1.96 %
  • 20-29: 4.44 %
  • 30-39: 6.83 %
  • 40-49: 12.58 %
  • 50-59: 21.47 %
  • 60+: 52.13 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (1,034 people, 7.16%)
  • High Blood Pressure (992 people, 6.87%)
  • Pain (879 people, 6.08%)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (639 people, 4.42%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (601 people, 4.16%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Spiriva (1,525 people, 10.56%)
  • Lasix (1,461 people, 10.11%)
  • Methotrexate (1,412 people, 9.77%)
  • Singulair (1,226 people, 8.49%)
  • Aspirin (1,217 people, 8.42%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Chest Pain (2,932 people, 20.30%)
  • Fatigue (2,878 people, 19.92%)
  • Cough (2,450 people, 16.96%)
  • Weakness (2,271 people, 15.72%)
  • Pain (2,164 people, 14.98%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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